It took me 15 or 20 minutes to get into Holy Motors, a completely bizarre and esoteric entrant in the competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Once I did, I was fully committed to a movie that fully commits to it’s idea. What that idea is exactly I don’t know, and the French director Leo Carax has said that he made it for himself, and not me. He didn’t say me personally, but the public at large.
I’ve seen seven of16 films so far that are up for the Palm d’Or, but this is my pick now regardless so far. It has a troll that eats flowers and fingers, an accordion-led music troupe, motion-capture body-bending sex, Eva Mendes modeling, Kylie Minogue singing, and French actor Denis Lavant playing over 10 different roles. So go see it when you can!
Please check out my entire review at Scene Creek.